Over the past five years, 74 of government contractor ArvinMeritor’s 525 employees have taken military leaves of absence—and most of them got to keep most of their
The Troy, Mich.-based firm pays the difference between military pay and the employee’s salary so the family can maintain its standard of living while a spouse is deployed. Plus, employees receiving the pay differential continue to earn savings-plan benefits while they’re gone.
Employees on can elect to maintain their package while they’re on leave, and they continue to accrue vacation time.
CEO Chip McClure, a former naval officer, stays in touch with employees-turned-service members while they’re gone. “It’s a rewarding way to sustain and encourage them while they’re serving, and to welcome them back and thank them for their service when they return.”
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